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Port Cros National Park tourism and travel guide

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Visit Port Cros National Park: highlights and tourist information

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Port Cros National Park is situated in the Var department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Iles d'Hyeres at 15 km and Le Lavandou at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Port Cros National Park, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Port Cros National Park in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Iles d'Hyeres

Iles d'Hyeres

Island at 15 km (direction west)

The Iles de Hyeres, off the Riviera coast, are perhaps the...

See Iles d'Hyeres guide
Le Lavandou

Le Lavandou

Seaside resort at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

Le Lavandou is a quiet resort on the Cote d'Azur...

See Le Lavandou guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

The lovely historic centre of Bormes-le-Mimosas overflows with plants and flowers...

See Bormes-les-Mimosas guide
Presqu'ile de Giens

Presqu'ile de Giens

at 21 km (direction west)

The Presqu'ile de Giens is a peninsula with beaches, a nature reserve,...

See Presqu'ile de Giens guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction north-east)

The focus at family-friendly Cavalaire-sur-Mer is firmly on the beach and...

See Cavalaire-sur-Mer guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

Hyères has an extended historic centre with parks and a castle...

See Hyeres guide
La Croix-Valmer

La Croix-Valmer

Seaside resort at 26 km (direction north-east)

It is the wide choice of beaches that attracts most visitors...

See La Croix-Valmer guide


at 29 km (direction north-east)

A small village just a short distance inland from Saint-Tropez, Ramatuelle...

See Ramatuelle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction north-east)

Gassin, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is...

See Gassin guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

The scenic village of Grimaud is made even more charming by...

See Grimaud guide
Port Grimaud

Port Grimaud

at 33 km (direction north-east)

The port at Port Grimaud, and the colourful houses along...

See Port Grimaud guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction north-east)

As well as its very famous harbour, town centre and beach...

See Saint-Tropez guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction north-east)

Sainte-Maxime has a small town to explore, but it is...

See Sainte-Maxime guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

A town with its focus firmly to the sea, Toulon is the...

See Toulon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Var

Map of places to visit near Port Cros National Park


Markets in and near Port Cros National Park

  • Le Lavandou: market Thursday (15km)
  • Bormes-les-Mimosas: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • La Londe-les-Maures: market Sunday (20km)
  • Cavalaire-sur-Mer: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Hyeres: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • La Croix-Valmer: market Sunday (26km)
  • Carqueiranne: market Thursday (28km)
  • Ramatuelle: market Thursday & Thursday & Sunday & Sunday (29km)
  • Cogolin: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • La Crau: market Wednesday (31km)

More information about Port Cros National Park, Provence

Tourist attractions near Port Cros National Park, France

What to do at Port Cros National Park? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Port Cros National Park.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine du Rayol (18km)
  • Jardin d’oiseaux tropicaux (20km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (25km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (25km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (25km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (25km)
  • Jardin Germaine l’Hardy-Denonain (29km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (37km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (37km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Massif des Maures (31km)
  • Mont Faron (40km)
  • Cap Sicié (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (41km)

Geography and distances

Port Cros National Park is in the south-east of France at 40 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Port Cros National Park is 722 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Port Cros National Park

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: na

Distance to Port Cros National Park

from Toulon (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 722 km

from Calais: 948 km

from Nice: 105 km

from Bordeaux: 594 km

from Strasbourg: 629 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Port Cros National Park from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Port Cros National Park

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